Senior Manager, Project Management

  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Remote (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
  • Nov 20, 2021
Professional Services

Job Description

Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is a global biopharmaceutical company whose purpose is to innovate to transform the lives of patients and their families. We are dedicated to developing life-changing medicines for people with serious diseases - often with limited or no therapeutic options. We have a diverse portfolio of marketed medicines and novel product candidates, from early- to late-stage development, in neuroscience and oncology. We actively explore new options for patients including novel compounds, small molecules and biologics, and through cannabinoid science and innovative delivery technologies. Jazz is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and has employees around the globe, serving patients in nearly 75 countries. For more information, please visit and follow @JazzPharma on Twitter.

Brief Description

An Senior Project Manager, Project Management will provide project management leadership to global drug development project teams and to commercial manufacturing change projects. The individual will work closely with the Tech Ops Directors/Sr. Director Project Management, Development Team Leader, Therapeutic Area Head and Commerical Manufacturing leads to ensure successful completion of project goals and objectives on schedule and within budget. This individual will also participate in Project Management operational and process improvement initiatives.

Essential Functions

The position holder will work collaboration with the Commercial Manufacturing Program Lead, CMC Program Lead, Pharmaceutical Development, Manufacturing and Procurements Leads.

The position holder will lead cross-functional teams in preparing project objectives that support the corporate objectives and organize cross functional activities to ensure completion of the project within scope, on schedule and within budget constraints

Partner with team leadership to guide and motivate project team members and highlight conflicting functional needs

Lead and facilitate cross functional teams and maintain key meeting output documents and updates

Train new and existing staff to ensure that they are well versed with the procedures and techniques used for project delivery

Lead and partner with teams and leads in preparing material and presentations for Governance teams

Establish and maintain comprehensive project plans

Collaborate with team to identify project risks, employ risk management best practices and prepare mitigations and contingency plans

Coordinate budget cycle (LE) with budget owners

Identify and communicate resource constraints

Provide and when required lead project management support for corporate projects and initiatives where requested

Proactively define and lead improvements to project management processes, tools and infrastructure to ensure ongoing efficiency across the Jazz GPMO organization

Lead communication of project status reporting and resource constraints to senior management

Prepare project updates for governance meetings and clearly communicate status in written documents and presentations

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Must have demonstrated knowledge of drug development and project management processes including CMC and commercial product manufacture.

Must possess keen analytical abilities and have sufficient financial understanding to review financial data and facilitate the compilation and communication of project finances

Must be able to prioritize and multi-task, work effectively with little or no direction, and build collaborative relationships with management, partners and peers from diverse backgrounds in a matrix organizational structure

Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities under tight deadlines

Clear written and verbal communication, strong interpersonal and presentation skills

Proficient with Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Project); Visio a plus. Planisware experience a plus.

Required/Preferred Education and Licenses:

Bachelors' Degree (preferably Life Sciences) and minimum 6 (AD) or 4 (SM) years of related experience in Drug development/CMC or Commercial manufacturing independently managing or leading cross-functional teams.

Advanced Degree (MS/PhD/PharmD/MBA) a plus.

Project Management Professional (PMP) a plus.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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